Cambodia: Sam Rainsy sentenced to four years in jail

Sam Rainsy, former president of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was sentenced on December 30 to four years in jail after being found guilty of insulting Interior Minister Sar Kheng over a claim that the Cambodian government killed former national police chief Hok Lungdy in 2008.

The court also ordered Rainsy to pay 1,000 USD in fine, the Khmer Times reported.

Judge Ros Piseth said that Rainsy was charged with two counts of “public insulting and incitement to commit a felony” under Articles 306, 494 and 495 of the Criminal Code.

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